Variable Red-eyed Squeaker Popplepsalta notialis notialisxincitata hybrids
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Species number (TNS): 439. Fore wing length: 14–17 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Restricted to south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales between Wuruma Dam and Woodburn. Adults occur from late September to March. Notable localities: Upper Yarraman, Lake Atkinson. Habitat: Eucalypt woodland and open forest, particularly at the margins of Brigalow (Acacia harpohylla) dominated scrub and woodland or areas where these communities were formally present. Calling song and behaviour: A long buzz, often including conspicuous stuttering components and followed by a variable or intermediately-paced emission of alternating long and short chirps. Adults sit on the upper branches and in foliage of trees and shrubs. Similar species: Sprinkler Squeaker, Maraca Squeaker, also see Inland Sprinkler Squeaker and Southern Red-eyed Squeaker, which are thought to hybridise (or have hybridised in the past in the southern part of the distribution) leading to the occurrence of the populations described here.
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